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's speech. >> by the way, after last night, i want the man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> he summed up republican arguments against president obama this way. >> we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so far he put us back in. >> he said romney's plan to cut the deficit with a $5 trillion tax cut doesn't add up. >> it's arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> his speech electrified the crowd. >> he was absolutely bill clinton. >> crews were supposed to be breaking down this stage and setting up at the outdoor bank of america stadium but the threat of severe weather forced organizers to hold president obama's acceptance speech here. >> oh, my god, you don't know how many disappointed people are. >> the change of venue means thousands won't be able to attend. >> that is a shame. a lot of people came a long way to see him speak. that's the weather. >> as the president prepares for his speech, there's no lack of advice here if he wants it. >> take the gloves off. don't ap
michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> one by one, he dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. [ applause ] >> it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> reporter: he went on, addressing welfare reform and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asks -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets passed. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always bring a one-word answer. ar
's revealing battle about losing her baby weight. >> plus we'll talk to the woman behind michelle obama's dress. and we'll have the school on her nail polish as well after your local news. 12 grams of whole grains and a creamy yogurt flavored coating. quaker yogurt granola bars. treat yourself good. the next generation and then countless more. how do you kill them? frontline plus. it uses two ingredients. one to kill adult fleas and ticks. plus another to eliminate flea eggs and larvae, annihilating the next generation of fleas. and, frontline plus works non-stop for thirty days. no wonder it's the number one choice of vets for their pets and yours. ask your vet about frontline plus. accept nothing less. ask your vet about frontline plus. try our new lunch-size grilled chicken fajitas, with sauteed onions and peppers, served with soup or salad. lunch break combos, starting at 6 bucks. enjoy them with friends, because a lunch together feeds the friendship. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. we continue to follow breaking news into the newsroom. former ra
to expectations. >> chenk, if we were going to base the election on twitter then the winner would be michelle obama. the most tweets her minute. she had 28,000 tweets per minute during we are speech, mitt romney in comparison was 14,000 tweets per minute. bill clinton did go up against football. we have to take that into consideration. we haven't even heard joe biden or president obama speak so far and already we're at 6.3 million tweets, far surpassing where the republican national convention was. what do we expect from obama tonight. >> i think it's going to be bigger than all of this, although they are going up against the music video awards on mtv. i wouldn't want to stack him against justin bieber. we saw obama for america had their first hash tag today strangely not highjacked. >> they've been highjacked by progressives. the obama campaign bought their first hash tag not highjacked. >> we saw that trending today bill clinton talking about that. i think what's been really interesting is new numbers from a pew study that came out today. how are we going to translate this, 16% have changed
thinking that former first lady should run. >>> first lady michelle obama got a higher tell sahratian rating than mitt romney's wife ann. more than 26 million people watched the first night of this week's democratic convention. that's compared to about 22 million for the first night of the gop former arizona congressn gabrielle giffords is in town for the democratic convention. >>> the delegates in charlotte are reportedly paying a convention markup six times higher than normal for almost everything this week. president obama button sells for $5. a turkey bagel sandwich is going for $9. and a budget hotel room can cost up to $500. >>> and outside the convention, traffic officers on loan from georgia were literally dancing to the beat of the streets as they got local commuters and delegates on their way. their moves include tributes to michael jackson's thriller video and swaying hips like elvis. >>> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now here's your first look at how wall street is going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,047 after adding 11 points ye
that such a large band could not be accommodated on the smaller stage. more people to london to watch michelle obama s.b. van ann romney. more than 26 million people opening night of the dnc were the first lady was the featured speaker. more than 22 million people as the first night of the republican national convention. >> a with abc 7 news and wjla.com for complete coverage with abc 7. news, ang at other observation hearing will georgetown and murdering his socialite wife. doctors say albrecht muth is noticeably weekend after a hunger strike last month. but they believe he is competent to stand trial. killed 91-0 viola drath inside their home last summer. the latest on the 12-year-old fort washington boy accused of oldally beating a two-year- foster girl. board entered an alford plea to involuntary manslaughter boy entered an alford plea it. the boy initially faced a more serious second-degree murder charge. be held at a youth facility until a hearing in october. >> students at northwestern high hyattsville wing bolt will bring home letters today stabbing at the school. the victim was a 17-year-ol
michele obama to that list now. >> oh, my gosh. the reaction from that speech has been -- i mean i have heard from people from all walks of life who were completely moved by that speech and brought to tears. i don't even think they expected it to be that good. she was excellent. >> yeah. >> it was her execution that just brought it home. >> her speech was tough. she delivered it well. >> hours before last night's big speeches there was an awkward and unexpected moment on the convention floor, amid criticism from mitt romney, and other top republicans, democrats held a last-minute vote to reinsert the word "god" into the party platform and to declare jerusalem the capital of israel. >> the matter requires a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. all those delegates in favor, say aye. all those delegates opposed say no. >> in the opinion of the -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor, say aye. >> aye. >> all those delegates opposed say no. >> no. >> i, um, i guess -- you got to let them do what they're going to do. >> i'll do that one more time. all those delegates in favor,
clinton had to say. bill clinton hit a home run, michelle obama hit a home run. now it's barack obama to carry it forward. he can't get by with a ground ruled double tonight. he these hit a home run. i mean, they've set a bar that is that high. i mean, there have been two exceptional nights, michelle obama and bill clinton. and while david and i were quite admiring of governor christie in tampa, there was nobody at the republican event that established anything to the same standard, i think, that barack obama needs to do. >> ifill: the republican campaign officials told me that the first night with michelle obama was supposed to be about heart and values and the second night was the prosecution and what's tonight supposed to be about with the president? >> i hope it's about the future. it better be. as you say, we know about what's in him, we saw the argument against the republicans, i went back and read the speech this morning and when i was looking for what the future was going to be, there was nothing. there was one sentence. so that better be what this is about. a candidate for of
was good. michelle obama's speech was good. markell rubio's speech -- marco rubio's speech last week was good. going back and forth, trying to decide which way i will leave. i think it will come down to -- you can have a talking point and you can have these things you're going to do and say you are going to do all you want. it will come down to leadership. the bottom line for me as that barack obama had the control congress his first two years, he got nothing but his own way to do what he wanted to do. i am sorry. he rammed everything three. he did it in a matter of fact way and lost respect of his fellow constituents. the last two years with the republicans are getting a bad rep, beating not want to work with someone like that. >> levy dumping in -- let me jump in on that. let's go back to the floor. >> you probably could get a greater distance -- and that it greater distance between guam of florida. we begin with the mayor of riviera speech, florida. your thoughts? >> with the speech president clinton and left side of michelle, we are going to vote for president obama. how can you
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top ten. >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addic
, harry reid, jimmy carter, first lady michelle obama and congressional candidate joaquin castro and his twin brother san antonio mayor julian castro. i mean call me racist but i cannot tell these hispanics apart. [laughter] folks. the whole thing is just sad, it's just sad. every time the republicans have a convention it's like the democrats have to have one too. [laughter] but it's not going to work this time around. just ask rnc chairman reince priebus. >> today the thrill and pixy dust of barack obama's presidency is gone. americans feel no hope, democrats are dispirited enthusiasm is clearly on the republican side. >> stephen: yes. [laughter] yes. we have all the enthusiasm. [laughter] mitt romney's our candidate, and there's no changing that now. [laughter] folks, this convention is about more than the presidency. it's about motivating democrats to hold on to the senate and try to take back the house. to do that, they're gonna need strong congressional candidates, which brings me to the 67th in stallment of my 434-part series better know a district. tonight, new york's ninth, the
's party? >> yes. >> jon: how has it been going so far with you? >> i thought michelle obama was amazing last night. did you guys think she was amazing? (cheers and applause) incredible! so moving. such a beautiful speech. >> jon: how does it feel in... you know, it will be 10,000, 15,000 people in there. how does it feel in that hall because obviously we can't get passes. (laughter) so was it very emotional for the people in the theater? >> well, i watched her speech from television and... >> jon: oh, you don't have passes? (laughter) >> (laughs) (laughter). >> jon: i will work on that for you. i will get you some passes. >> but they showed all the women crying. she really connected with people and talked about everyday people and their struggles and what it means to be... what her values are, what president obama's values are. i thought it was amazing. >> it's interesting, too, because within there there's all this talk about there's not that much enthusiasm for the democrats but when you watch it on television-- and i was just down in tampa, there seemed to be a palpable electricity t
the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> delegates loved that line cheering the first lady. she spoke on the first night of the convention. a lot of people loved her speech as well. we'll have weather and traffic in just a moment. first, let's get more on last night appear speech. >> fox's nicole collins is live in charlotte. >> reporter: protect and to relish his time to stage last night. he spoke for about 50 minutes. that is about 30 minutes more than he was given. >> from political enemies to political collaborators, president obama and former president bill clinton sharing a amendment on stage after the 42nd president put his charm on display using his reputation to make the case for obama. >> president obama start wimbledon much weaker economy than i did. list started with a much weaker economy than i dsm listen to me now. no president, not me, not any of any my fred seesors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage he found in just four years. -- listen to me now. no president, not me, not any of my fred seesors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage he f
. michele obama. i would agree with that. she is given the best speech. i would definitely agree with that. but there was one dude, the proper -- the prompter went out. i think he gets the sympathy vote, but i digress. we have presented joining us now, democratic representative from the fines to the minnesota. i was talking about how each state, it is a weird thing. i mean that in the highest regard. strong republican, strong democratic areas. jesse ventura. >> absolutely. neil: the bull's eye tight. that is usually not an easy democratic pickup, but the usual democratic pickup. should the president be worried? >> denise to be worry everywhere. as a matter of turnout. you have to get the people out. anybody who goes sicily on minnesota is making a big mistake. neil: i agree with that. the fact that republicans are contemplating some much, is that the expression? they're optimistic. michigan, michigan of all places represented with its ticket to the republican ticket opposing the bailout. competitive. and i'm wondering. wisconsin, ohio, you could be looking at it possibly. >> get togeth
. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all of the folks that can't be here. >> for the first time clearing pup an obama mystery. >> for the first time clearing up an obama mystery. >>e grew up in hawaii but he doesn't surf. >> the best surfers are low to the ground. there are a lot of people that were really impressed with ow he caught that wave. you have to give him props for that. >> the president reaeally hoping for props for his speech tomorrow night. >> and coming up, , michelle obama's fashion statement. we have the woman who designed er dress right here in new york. let's talk some rumors starting with jessica simpson. >> she is very open and honest about her struggles to lose the baby weight. > my body is not bouncing back like a super model. he first look at jessica stepping out in l.a. and the ifirst ords about her body to get her ody back. he reportedly g
sense to marry michelle obama. [cheers and applause] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. [applause] >> "washington journal" contines. ues. host: a live picture of the time warner cable the arena. our program will begin at 3:00 eastern time from the floor of the convention hall. president obama and vice president biden will accept their parties' nominations tonight. gavel-to-gavel coverage on c- span. meanwhile, we're joined by david wagner, a charlotte anchor, wcnc tv. what do you think about having the convention in your home town? guest: this is great. i think this is something that some never expected. this is the biggest convention that charlotte has ever posted. some people really did not know what to expect. i still think a lot of folks from the charlotte area it may have not had the chance to get down here and experience this. some were a little bit scared away that perhaps traffic would be so bad and businesses would be shut down, and to be honest, after having, fro
, and i'm sure will, tomorrow, will be saying, man, they have michelle obama, bill clinton, and president obama. i wish we had a murderer's row like that on our side. >> i have to wrap this up. a bit of breaking news we have to pass on to people. thank you, roland and will. as usual. >> you bet. >>> this is cnn breaking newses. >>> ok. now for the breaking news. a u.s. airways flight returns to the airport following a threat. our affiliate wpvi is reporting u.s. airways flight 1267 had already left philadelphia on its way to dallas when a threat was called in involving a passenger carrying an explosive liquid. it happened just after 7:00 eastern this morning. the plane is back on the ground. the plane will now be searched. of course we're going to monitor the situation. if they find anything or even if they don't, of course we'll pass it along to you. but for now, those passengers are pretty much stuck. we'll be right back. >>> 13 minutes past the hour. to money news this morning, one of the keywords used in both political conventions, jobs. this morning, the labor department says 365,000
are brilliant. they can really be yes. -- they can really bs . the only one i like is michelle obama of. you can really feel her. this thing fosse sa sa >>gary: the giants of this hour , 2-0 arizona at the sixth. scary business today at the coliseum. the a's were swept three straight. all of this stuff is fine but here is the real story, you really have to defend yourself. right back at breaded mccarthy. sielaff to the game but the good news is, he never lost consciousness. he spent the night in a hospital. he will not be going with it teases seattle tomorrow. apparently, mccarthy is going to be all right. the angels won 7-1. the oakland a's were swept three straight. thank they're still one game up in the second wild-card spot valentine may be in his last month but he is not going down quietly. >> you do get the impression that maybe you have checked out >> what an embarrassing thing to say. if i was there, i would punchy in the south. how does that sound? does that sound like i have checked out? >>gary: in the erotic, his final match of his career against one martine. he won the first set
to marry michelle obama. [ applause and cheers ] >> after the speech, a surprise appearance by president obama, "surprise" being relative. then the roll call of states. we'll have much more on last night's big speech coming up in a live report in a few minutes. >>> the secret service is investigating the reported theft of mitt romney's federal tax records. a letter sent to a tennessee political office and newspaper claims to have these papers and demanded a $1 million ransom to not release them. but romney's accounting firm says there is no evidence of his returns being stolen. >>> new this morning, the german man facing first-degree murder charges for the death of his socialite wife will be back in court for a mental status hearing. the doctors say he is now competent to stand trial. prosecutors say he beat and then strangled 91-year-old viola drath in her georgetown home. his case is on hold because of his behavior since his arrest. >>> your chance to weigh in on how much you pay to drive on the dulles toll road. today the metropolitan washington airports authority will hold the first
with michelle obama on tuesday night, the strongest possible turn, the personal case for reelecting the president and president bill clinton last night that laid out the policy. being blessed by having a very engaged emotional audience there in charlotte and lay out his vision for the economy which is one that really builds the middle class out, and says the wealthiest among us, help to pay a little bit more. >> they were very enthusiastic audience, no doubt about it. but you would think they would vote for the president. how does the president make his argument to them tonight, what does he say other than we would have been off th a cliff, or i saved them from a depression. we can get worked up about the markets today or the jobs report, but 8% plus unemployment is not great out there. >> the reports today on the report we are probably expecting tomorrow has the potential to really be in exclamation point at the top. one thing they have done is use the very popular circuit like president bill clinton something like 70% approval rating across parties and have them emphasize these me
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: people still talking about mrs. obama's speech here. and speaking of here, we are inside the arena because, of course, all of today's events have been moved here after the threat of thunderstorms. they moved it from that open-air stadium a few blocks away. the problem is, thousands, tens of thousands of people had tickets to see the president and won't be able to fit in this arena. it's just a lot smaller, so lots of disappointed people, some of them volunteers who worked extra hours to get those tickets. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts live for us in charlotte. thank you. >>> democrats are also rallying behind sandra fluke, the women's rights activist and recent georgetown law school graduate who also spoke at the dnc last night. she warned the crowd about what this country would be like if mitt romney wins the election. >> an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. an america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victim
for barack obama. some of the rather key ones is because he chose michelle as his wife. >> that was very sensible i think, yes. no, i think that she is a perfect partner for him. she is very strong. she's sort of balances, healthy, and practical firmness with gentleness and nurturing and she's a terrific mother and that is enormously important. >> you know barack better than most people. what will he be feeling? a lot of pressure? does he get nervous? >> i don't think he's nervous. i think he's very prepared. i think the speech is going to be great. and i think, you know, he's probably stretching his long limbs and excited to address the crowd. >> better than bill clinton's? that's the key question. >> i think he'll be different. everyone serves their purpose. michelle was about storytelling. about helping us to kind of frame the campaign issues and deeply, you know, loving intimate ways and bill clinton was about gaining perspective. on the last four years. and i think my brother is going to be about looking ahead. >> i think the crowd rather liked what you've just been saying. it's all
fighters. weather moved tonight indoors. but after a first night owned by michelle obama, after a second night owned by president clinton, expectations for the finale are sky high. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention's final night begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed shultz, melissa harris-perry, chris hayes, and the senior strategist steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell and al sharpton will be joining us in a moment. leading us from the site of the convention is our colleague and friend chris matthews. you said on opening night this week that democrats were having more fun than republicans. but that didn't necessarily mean that they were winning. the democrats have been ecstatic at previous conventions where they had gone on to lose. so how do you rate the democrats' happiness and their prospects? >> wow. you're hitting me with the toughest questions. there's two months left with a lot of economic news to come. we've got the unemployment rate coming out tomorrow morning. two m
. >>> "the insider" is on. >> the speaker who brought down the house was first lady michelle obama. >> she brought them to their feet. >> would you ever consider a role in political office? >> the headline "she's a hit." versus "bill to the rescue." inside the star power of clinton's speech tonight. >> the big dog will be unleashed tonight. they have had a stormy relationship. >> did the democrats really scale back the celebrity presence? >> our interview with the "csi" actor working with the obama campaign. >> there's nobody that i can imagine sitting at 1600 pennsylvania avenue who would do a better job. >>> plus, the men with a stomach for politics. why new york magazine is now targeting these politicians. >>> new jessica simpson slimming down, inside her weight watchers workout. >> jessica is mostly walking. she's not running, because she says her chest is too big. >> her first interview on her weight loss struggle after baby. >>> the first official shots of snooki's baby boy in "star watch." >>> plus, why is this famous singer shaving her head. >>> and -- >> this is a national obsessi
, and that a close election goes to the president. today first lady michelle obama visited a gathering of latino delegates and elected officials. >> all of our ciz deserve opportunity, whether it's passing health reform so families don't go broke because someone gets sick. whether it's helping folks stay in their homes or fighting for the dream act so that all the our children have opportunities worthy of their dreams and their promise. >> suarez: president has won praise from latino officials in removing the threat of deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children-- the so-called dreamers. undocumented young adults carried banners saying, no papers, no fear in sunday's big demonstration at the democratic convention. >> which side of history it's going to be on with this issue. >> we want to know what side of history the president is going to be, if he will be helping the small communities and migrant communities. >> the national head of college democrats is a mexican american from texas. alejandra salinas says, sure, the dreamers can't vote, but th
have a funny question for you after listening to nancy pelosi speak now and thinking back on michelle obama last night talking about being the mom and she nancy pelosi introduced herself as a mother and a grandmother. and we saw her daughter and granddaughter in the crowd. is it possibly a strong, efficient, accomplished political woman anymore without saying you are a mom first? >> i am not a mom. i guess it is -- absolutely. but i have to laugh about all the times where nancy pelosi has described her leadership in terms of motherhood and in terms of being a woman. and i think it does make her a powerful leader. and i think my life experiences that i bring to the job everyday also make me a strong leader. >> and can i follow-up. michelle obama could have told an alternative story that she went to princeton, she went to harvard law and became a successful lawyer. she went to the chicago hospital system making $300,000 a year. top 1%. it was a successful career story. and she probably had doubts about leaving that behind. why is that not possible to tell that story? >> well, it is poss
job speaking to. he comes into this speech with a 69% approval rating. michelle obama the night before has high approval ratings. it's a powerful one-two punch, two of the only national politicians that have ratings like that. most politicians just don't get that high anymore. >> a former republican consult and who made ads for none other than mitt romney came on cnn after the speech and said they should shut down the convention right now. that was the speech that may have elected barack obama. that's pretty out there. >> i wonder if alex is getting calls from his republican friends saying, hey, tone it down, alex. >> it is true. you asked the question about who he's trying to reach. i think that there are no question that there are -- i mean, you probably know some personally, people who are 2008 obama supporters who just are disappointed in him. and disappointed in what he has done. and for president clinton to do this and not just give, i think you're right, a lawyerly explanation of why, but also to give it in a wa i thatting loos like he's emoting and he means it, it's hard to --
michelle obama. [applause] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i probably nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party -- proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. in tampa a few days ago we heard a lot of talk about how the president and the democrats do not believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to bea dependet now on the government, how bad we are on the economy. this alternative universe says that everyone of us in this room who amounts to anything, we are all completely self made. one of the greatest german the democratic party ever had, bob strauss and -- which is rated one of the greatest democrat, bob strauss says every american wants you to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself, but he admitted it ain't so. we democrats think the country works better with real opportunities. with business and government working together to promote growth and proudly share prosperity. we believe we are all in this together is a far better philosophy than we are
, this was not really at all front and center, but there was a lot of focus on the successes of michelle obama's address and bill clinton making the case, the mess of the economy that president barack obama inherited and there's president obama tonight looking over the horizon and telling us where we're going to go. this is a passing event for discussions on programs like yours, but doesn't indicate where the party is. stuart: it's out there, sir. really is. congressman peter welsh, democrat, we always appreciate when you appear with us, thank you. >> thank you. stuart: another big movie higher this morning, all right, nicole. >> sears was a great performer as of late. it was boosted out of the the s&p 500, guess who is buying up shares? eddie lambert the last 24 hours in a filing, 2.4 million shares he purchased. do you know how much that's worth? 126 million dollars. so when we heard zuckerberg was not selling facebook, the stock popped. when you see lampert buying shares, the stock popped. when you see the manager buying shares, i feel confidence in the company, you should, too. stuart: i don't want
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and former rivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. o
michelle obama, the chair is the most influential woman that the white house is listen listening to and "the new york times" article calls her the other power. good to see you valerie. >> well, it is so good to see you on the third and the final day of of the convention. >> at love oenthusiasm and it has been hectic. tell us about the prep ratiaratf the president's speech? >> well, he has an opportunity to speak honestly and directly to the american people about what he has been accomplishing over the last four years and the road map for the future and it will crystallize the sharp comparison of his plans in comparison to governor romney's. as president clinton said to eloquent eloquently last night, governor romney wants to double-down on trickle-down and we know it does not work. the president believes in growing a strong and robust middle-class, and providing the ladders of opportunity for those not yet in the middle-class and want to work hard and have that american dream, and so he will contrast those two very differedi different visions and lay out how to get us there. >> w
for the president with all of this talk. you had michelle obama talking about what the president believes in and who he cares about. president clinton explained the past. now it is just ready for barack obama to explain what he will do in the future. if this convention has a rhythm, it has a direction, it has an excitement. i think it is great, and i think i can't predict whether there will be a big bounce after it, but i would bet the predicate for a gradual ascension of the democratic ticket in november. >> every american did not watch it, though. >> unfortunately. >> my question would be do they take what bill clinton did in some ways sort of prof sorrial. >> the scene, and you go to black churches and they go preach, baby, preach, to the minister. this is teach, baby, teach. he was teaching america. >> does he take that on the road literally with a white board and says you have heard about medicare. here. >> i talked to him. >> here is the facts, here is what's really going on. >> i talked to the president before the speech for quite a bit, and first he put a lot of effort into it. it sounded li
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